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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Number 1 in Households, 'Wheel of Fortune' Leads Total Viewers, 'Dr. Phil' & 'Live With Kelly & Michael' Tie for Top Talker for Week Ending October 6, 2013

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October 16th, 2013

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Judge Judy was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings, while Wheel of Fortune again got the edge with total viewers for the week ending October 6, 2013.

Dr Phil tied with Live with Kelly & Michael as the top rated talk show.

We've entered the wacky time of year when Nielsen counts the local broadcast of the Monday Night Football games as syndicated shows and while it is syndicated to the local markets of the teams playing, Nielsen also includes the numbers from ESPN so MNF will always put them at the top of the list, pay no attention to them. Weekend Adventure is a package of nature shows airing weekends on many ABC stations.

Rank Program Dist Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 8.8 14205
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 7.8 11421
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 9314
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.7 10415
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.0 9170
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.1 7903
7 2013 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 4.6 7594
8 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.2 6269
9 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 4.0 5298
10 Modern Family-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 6055
11 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB .....SS 3.8 5807
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.7 5262
13 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.6 5437
14 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.2 4462
15 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.2 4600
16 2013 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL ...T... 3.1 5054
17 Modern Family-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.1 4410
18 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4162
19 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 4210
20 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3460
21 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 3679
22 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 3661
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.4 3306
24 Castle (AT) DAD ......S 2.2 3036
25 LAW&ORDER:SVU-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.1 2790

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Why Aren't The Simpsons on This List?!

While The Simpsons repeats are available nationally its ratings are not counted in the weekly syndicated ratings because The Simpsons does not sell any national advertising in syndication.

Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting.  While we get the broadcast and cable ratings for the prior Monday-Sunday period every Tuesday, there is an extra week of lag time with the syndicated ratings and these numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last.

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For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.

BUENA VISTA items are syndicated packages of old Disney movies.

DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Mike

    Where is Arsenio Hall(Woof! Woof!)?

  • The Cool Max

    That’s what I keep thinking! Where is Arsenio??

  • Renz

    @Mike @The Cool Max
    Arsenio Hall ties with “Bethenny” in viewership and demos. Viewership is 800,000 (in millions)AND 0.58 in 18-49 Demo.

  • Renz

    correction demo is 0.8

  • NBC Fan

    Thats good for Modern Family.

  • RJ

    How’s Arsenio’s show doing in the ratings?

  • JR35

    Even without the benefit of multiple telecasts in a day, Wheel still rules in viewers (though it looks to be down a little from last season?)

    I may have missed it, but what exactly is Weekend Adventure?

  • Flarikker

    Go Jack Hanna and Weekend Adventure!

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